Christopher Spagnuola, M.D., F.A.A.O.S. – Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine
Shoulder, Knee & Elbow Specialist
Adult Reconstruction & Trauma Surgery


Patient Testimonials

Running Marathons | Tracey’s Story | Hip Replacement

Georgia N. – Patient Testimonial
Dr. Spagnuola

Tracey incurred a significant hip injury while running the Boston Marathon. As an athlete, she was concerned she wouldn’t be able to return to her previous level of activity. However, after undergoing hip replacement surgery with Dr. Spanuola, not only is Tracey back to running marathons, she’s running faster than ever.

Georgia was an active individual prior to the onset of her knee pain. After months of pain and using a walker to get around, she decided to schedule an appointment with Dr. Spagnuola. One year following her total knee replacement surgery, Georgia happily reports that she’s back to skiing, and no longer requires a walker.


Dr. Spagnuola is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine (shoulder and knee injuries).  A New Jersey native, Dr. Spagnuola graduated with honors from Villanova University in 1992 and then continued his education at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He graduated medical school in 1996 and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. Following medical school, he trained for 5 years in orthopedics at Monmouth Medical Center, including six months of pediatric orthopedic training at Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania. Dr. Spagnuola completed his training with a year of sub-specialty training in sports medicine and shoulder injuries at Thomas Jefferson University in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Spagnuola is an experienced team physician and co-directs Seaview Sports Medicine. He served as team physician for the Lakewood BlueClaws, Ocean County Community College, and Ocean Township High School.  In the past, Dr. Spagnuola worked at the NCAA level as the assistant team physician for Saint Joseph’s University, Haverford College. He has also served as an assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Wings National Lacrosse team.

Dr. Spagnuola specializes in arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopic stabilization of shoulder dislocations and rotator cuff repairs are his area of expertise. He is well versed in anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, as well as meniscal repair. He also specializes in the treatment of cartilage repair. In addition to treating sports medicine injuries, Dr. Spagnuola is certified to perform Autologous Chondrocyte Implantations to repair cartilage loss in the knee.

Education and Training

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc.: July 11, 2004
Certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine: November 9, 2007

Sports Medicine
Shoulder, Knee & Elbow Specialist
Adult Reconstruction & Trauma Surgery

Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Ocean Medical Center
Monmouth Medical Center

Teaching Appointments:
Monmouth Medical Center- Long Branch, NJ – Orthopaedic Surgery Academic Faculty
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA –  Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical School:
University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
New Jersey Medical School, New Jersey – Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Monmouth Medical Center
Long Branch, New Jersey
General Surgery Internship

Monmouth Medical Center – Long Branch, New Jersey
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pediatric Orthopaedic Rotation

Postgraduate Training:
Thomas Jefferson University – Philadelphia, PA
Sports Fellowship

Toms River Surgery Center
Shrewsbury Surgery Center
SurgiCare of Freehold

New Jersey

American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
Orthopaedic Surgeons of New Jersey
Monmouth / Ocean Medical Society
Medical Society of New Jersey